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Managing a complication after direct stenting: removal of a maldeployed stent with rotational atherectomy
  1. M Herzum1,
  2. R Cosmeleata2,
  3. B Maisch1
  1. 1Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, Philipps University of Marburg, Marburg, Germany
  2. 2Department of Internal Medicine-Cardiology, University Clinical Hospital, Bucharest, Romania
  1. Correspondence to:
    Dr Matthias Herzum
    Philipps University of Marburg, Department of Internal Medicine and Cardiology, Baldingerstrasse 1, 35033 Marburg, Germany;


A 40 year old patient presented with acute anterior wall infarction. A non-calcified lesion was stented directly without significant expansion of the stent. Rotational atherectomy successfully removed parts of the maldeployed stent and resistant arterial wall substance allowing full dilatation of the lesion.

  • complications
  • direct stenting
  • non-expanded stent
  • rotablation

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